Throughout the season, the Club has actively supported disabled fans and those with disabilities living in the local community through projects delivered by Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, awareness raising campaigns including UK Disability History Month and continued liaison with the Tottenham Hotspur Disabled Supporters Association (DSA).
Set up in 2010, the Tottenham Hotspur DSA now has in excess of 60 members and meets regularly with the Club to discuss any problems faced by disabled fans so that actions can be put in place to resolve any issues.
The DSA also has representation on the Access Forum for the Northumberland Development Project to ensure that disabled fans are engaged and involved in the planning stages as we seek to develop a world-class facility accessible to all.
Laurence Cornwall, a life-long Spurs fan and born in Tottenham, is Chair of the Tottenham Hotspur DSA. Speaking about the support from the Club this season, Laurence said: “Our Disability Liaison Officers look after us really well at the Lane and the Club has extended this to ensure that at least one disability steward is present at every away game which no other Club currently provides.”
LPF is a campaigning and advisory organisation working on behalf of all disabled supporters to share good practice, raise awareness and promote improved access to sports stadiums for disabled fans and disabled people who aspire to attend live sporting events. LPF uses the unique voice of sport to improve access and inclusion for disabled people across a wider society by working alongside sports bodies and government.
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